Anna Adelaide Henshaw

                                                      ┌── John Morgan Henshaw
                                                      │    1849-1917 
                         ┌── Luther Alvin Henshaw ────┤
                         │    1877-1950               │
                         │                            └── Anna Maria Work
                         │                                 1855-1937 
Anna Adelaide Henshaw ───┤
B: 1907                  │                            ┌── Nathaniel Ewing Porter
D: 2009                  │                            │
                         └── Haddie Cornelia Porter ──┤
                              1878-1959               │
                                                      └── Adelaide Mary Gibbons
M: William Hertig Lawton

Anna Adelaide Henshaw     [ID 05437] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Anna Adelaide Henshaw1 [Adelaide Henshaw2,3,4].

Born Jan 31 1907, Scenery Hill, Washington County, Pennsylvania.1,2,4,5,6  

Adelaide was a registered nurse.2  

She married William Hertig Lawton, Jan 30 1932.1,2,4  William was born Jan 29 1907.1,7  William was a farmer.2  


Sara Lawton; married Glenn Winston.
Martha Lawton; married Bill Watkins.
Maryanna Lawton; married Don Harley.
Paul Lawton; married Suzanne --.
Rachel Lawton; married Dick Troup.

William died Apr 6 2002.4,7  

In 2004 Adelaide was living in Lodi, Medina County, Ohio.3  

Anna Adelaide Henshaw died Sep 27 2009, at the home of her daughter, Brevard, North Carolina; age 102.4  

Adelaide's obituary was published in "The Daily Record" (Wooster, Ohio) on October 1, 2009:4

Adelaide Lawton

LODI -- Adelaide Lawton, 102, of Lodi, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Brevard, N.C.  

She was born Jan. 31, 1907, in Scenery Hill, Pa., to Luther and Haddie (Porter) Henshaw and moved to Ohio in 1911.  She was a 1925 graduate of Wooster High School and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in 1930.  

Adelaide married William Lawton on Jan. 30, 1932.  He preceded her in death in 2002.  

She was a homemaker and a member of James Fowler Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and First Congregational Church of Lodi, where she was a Sunday school teacher and active with other church organizations.  

Surviving are daughters, Sara (Glenn) Winston of Brevard, N.C., Martha (Bill) Watkins of Westlake Village, Calif. and Maryanna (Don) Harley of Burbank, and a son, Paul (Suzanne) Lawton of Westfield Center; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Dick Troup of McConnelsville; and a sister-in-law, Helen Henshaw of Wooster.  

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel Troup; two brothers and three sisters.  

A memorial service will be Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 114 Church St., Lodi, with the Revs. David Dake and Robert Holmes officiating.  Private graveside services will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi.  

There will be no calling hours.  Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi, is assisting the family.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44254; or Hospice of Transylvania County in Brevard, N.C.

Social Security information for William Hertig Lawton: 278-34-1642


  1. Contribution from Jerry Richmond () citing:
    data principally from a Porter genealogy manuscript prepared in 1934 by Charles J. Stewart & Eleanor Dunaway.
  2. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  3. Obituary of Helen Elizabeth Henshaw Sleesman.
  4. Obituary of Adelaide Lawton; "The Daily Record", Oct 1 2009:
  5. 1910 census, West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; roll T624-1427, ED 252, page #5A, line #10, dwelling #93, family #95.
  6. 1920 census, Wayne Township, Wayne County, Ohio; roll T625-1448, ED 214, page #5A, line #1, dwelling #81, family #82.
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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